Featured Events / 01.27.2020

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Chef/Restaurateur Luigi Diotaiuti was named “The Ambassador of Italian Cuisine”

The leading Italian Chef organization – La Federazione Italiana Cuochi/The Federation of Italian Cooks – dubbed award-winning Chef/Restaurateur Luigi Diotaiuti the title of “Ambassador of Italian Cuisine” in Florence, Italy in 2018. Previously, the celebrated chef had been named the “Ambassador of Basilicata, Italy’s Cuisine in the World”.

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Chef Luigi Diotaiuti Named Ambassador of Basilicata, Italy’s Cuisine in the World

PRESS RELEASE Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was named culinary “Ambassador” for representing the cuisine of his home region at the Basilicata Food & Wine Festival in Matera, Italy. Matera, Italy (PRWEB) April 12, 2017 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was named culinary “Ambassador” for representing the cuisine of his home region at the Basilicata Food & Wine Festival […]

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Chef Luigi Featured in Quality Magazine

“From Basilicata to American conquest: a mission impossible? No, all it takes is calling oneself Luigi Diotaiuti and bringing the best of regional and Italian traditions in your suitcase without ever forgetting simplicity and passion” begins the article which explains Chef Luigi’s journey from Italy to America. The in-dept interview highlights his role as a […]

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Chef Luigi Featured on Ambassador Magazine Cover

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti graced the cover of the National Italian American Foundation’s Ambassador magazine in winter 2014. In the article he shared regional Italian dishes from his native Basilicata and told childhood stories of Christmas. He also revealed some of Al Tiramisu restaurant’s most requested recipes. 

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Chef Ambassador of Two Countries

In this “personality” interview at Expo Milan 2015, Luigi Diotaiuti was dubbed “The Chef Ambassador of two Countries, Italy, and the USA.”  The article continued to call Chef Luigi a Washington “institution” and outlined his career as a chef to celebrities and political figures as well as his role with the US Department of State’s […]

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The American Dream of Luigi Diotaiuti

Born and raised in Lagonegro, a little village in the South of Italy, Chef Luigi came to America by chance and settled in Washington, D.C. at a time when the city was hardly an exciting place to work for a restaurateur. “When I saw what this city’s restaurants were offering, I realized there was so much more I could do,” Luigi tells us. And as a matter of fact, he did!

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